BDP light up Maggie’s Culture Crawl with a little help from acdc

Written by acdc on September 16, 2013>


Once again BDP’s lighting team will be supporting Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres by setting up lighting installations along the route of this year’s Maggie’s Culture Crawl, a 15 mile night time walk through central London. The route takes in some of the city’s most iconic buildings and is the first event of the London Open House weekend. BDP has been a regular supporter of the charity’s night hikes since 2008.

BDP has enhanced the routes of previous walks and this year will set up exciting lighting installations in three different locations.

In the top floor restaurant at The Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) there will be lights which emulate a starry night under the top floor restaurant’s glass dome. At St Bart’s Hospital, outside in the inner courtyard the team will set up an installation of Plaza lights provided by acdc, that will reflect the nature of the proposed new Steven Holl designed Maggie’s Centre, where the model of the new project can be seen. Finally, there will be an interactive lighting display at Roca Gallery in Imperial Wharf, continuing the balloon motive from a previous year’s installation at Horse Guard’s Parade.

This stunning balloon installation will be lit by blue blade fittings, also provided by acdc, which will throw an intense narrow beam of blue light into the linear cloud of white balloons. The installation’s source of inspiration is water, emulating the fluid forms of the architecture. Messages, written by the walkers, will be tied to the balloons and collated at the final venue, the Gherkin.

For more information on Maggie’s Culture Crawl visit

About Maggie’s

  • Maggie’s offers free emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Located in the grounds of specialist cancer hospitals, Maggie’s provides a respected and evidence-based programme of support, tailored to the individual, by a team of experts. Each Centre is uniquely designed to create a space that is uplifting and comforting, where people can draw strength, share their experiences and feel supported. Architects who have designed Maggie’s Centres include Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers
  • The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996. There are now 16 Centres with more planned for the future.
  • Maggie’s President is HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
  • For further information about Maggie’s please go to

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